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Is it Safari or Google?

About two weeks ago, I suddenly noticed about a 2 inch strip down the left side of my Safari browser that I find irritating... It shows a pair of glasses with the following text. "Reading List helps you save webpages and links for you to read later, even when you are not connected to the internet." I have "Bookmarks" and do not need or want this wasted space on my screen. I only have a 17 inch screen. Whose bright idea was this (Safari or Google) and how can I get rid of it? If I can't get rid of it, I will switch to a different browser. They didn't even give me the option of having or not having it.

Thanks, Old Granny Lola

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Does it look like this?

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see that little pair of glasses, just underneath

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the Back Arrow?

Click it once and it should make the panel go away.
You may have to click it a second time.


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What arrow????

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I do not find a back arrow anywhere.

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At the very top left of the page,

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not the screen, there should be three colored dots. Red, Orange and Green.
Directly underneath those should be a left and right facing triangles. These are the "Go forward" and "Go Backward" arrows.

If that Reading List column is still on the screen, go to the View menu, at the top of the screen, and choose "Hide Reading List"

You should now have your internet page free of that pesky Reading List Column.

While you are at it, go back to the View menu and choose, "Show Toolbar"


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